July-August are months full of festivals.Sindhis celebrate many festivals during this time.Important ones being thadri,nag panchami,rakhi,teejri and janamashtami. Nandhi satain or choti Thadri which comes after Nag Panchami while ‘Vaddi Satain‘/Badi satain or 'badi thadri' comes after 7th day after Rakshabandhan.It is also called as saatam aatham or basoda in Gujarat & Rajasthan.This is an important Sindhi festival.We celebrate this festival just a day before Janamashtami. This day we pray to Goddess Jogmaya or Sheetla mata for good health and prosperity.
What do we do on thadri?
Thaar maata Thaar is a popular folk song with this festival.Mothers sing this prayer for the safety of kids from deadly diseases like small pox and measles. We observe ‘Thado’.It means we consume cold food that day.As a mark of respect,we do not light the stove that day.Food is cooked a day earlier. Many delicacies are cooked. Sanna pakoda,Mirch pakoda, Chauthe,besani, koki,dal ja parantha,lola.We also make matho, dahi boondi, satpuras,nijji palak, etc.We also eat Dahi bade and other milk based sweets like peda,kheer,khorak etc.
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Sindhi Lola: Meetho lolo/Lola/meethi roti is sweet flatbread made with jaggery and wholemeal flour. Gur ki loli/gur jo lolo is a yummy treat all year round.Click here to see the recipe. 2. Chauthe/Choatha: Fried sweetbread made with ghee ,wholewheat flour and jaggery. Click here to see the recipe. 3. Besani: Chickpea flatbread full of flavor and proteins.Sindhi Besan koki or besan ki roti is perfect for tiffin too.Click here to see the recipe. 4. Koki: Onion flatbread usually served with yogurt/sauce.Click here to see the recipe.Another koki is kali mirch koki or black pepper flavored koki. 5. Dahi Bade: Dahi vada/Dahi bhalla.Urad dal fritters dipped in yogurt and served with mint and tamarind/date chutneys.Click here to see the recipe.
6. Sanna pakoda: Double-fried pakora full of flavor and crunch.Click here to see the recipe. 7. Khorak: Wholemeal fudge with ghee and nuts.Click here to see the recipe. 8.Bhugal Mawa: Bhuggal Mawa or kalakand is a great way of using extra milk at home. Click here to see the recipe.
9. Mathura Peda: Mathura Peda is an easy sweet and synonymous with Janamashtami. Click here to see the recipe. 10. Kesar pista kheer: Rice kheer garnished with saffron and pistachios.Click here for recipe. Dips & Chutneys for above appetizers
- Date chutney: Dates or khajoor chutney is a sweet tangy dip.Great replacement for Imli/Tamarind chutney in cold countries.Click here to see the recipe.
2.Mint chutney: Indian green chutney/hari chutney is a must for all appetizers.Click here to see the recipe.